This bright and creamy avocado sauce is delicious on tacos, quesadillas, veggie burgers and more! With just 5 ingredients, it’s a snap to prepare.
This avocado sauce is the perfect garnish for these roasted cauliflower tacos. Or tacos, for that matter. It’s smooth, rich and creamy, with a touch of crisp lime flavor. You only need 5 ingredients to make it, and it comes together in under 5 minutes. I think this could be a new staple for the tacos in our house!
The recipe comes from Julia Turshen’s new cookbook Simply Julia, which contains 110 recipes for healthy comfort foods. Like this avocado sauce recipe (and those cauliflower tacos), each is simple to make, yet packed with flavor. They’re not all vegetarians, but there’s a whole section of vegan entrees and a veggie side dish, with many more meatless (and gluten-free!) Options scattered throughout the book.
Another great thing about the book? Julia’s writing. It’s hilarious, heartwarming and inspiring at the same time, reminding you that “delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated.” Do you want proof? Just try this avocado sauce recipe.
Avocado sauce recipe ingredients
You only need 5 ingredients to make this creamy avocado sauce:
- Lawyer, of course! Make sure yours is ripe. It should be soft to blend into a smooth, creamy sauce.
- Fresh coriander – Don’t worry if a small rod sneaks in. It will blend well and add a bold flavor to the sauce.
- Lime juice – Its lively flavor cuts the richness of the avocado.
- Mayo – You can taste it here, so be sure to use a good one. I recommend Sir Kensington Classic Mayonnaise or Avocado Oil Mayonnaise. Vegan mayonnaise works here too!
- And salt – To bring out all the flavors!
Find the full recipe with the measurements below.
You can make this recipe in two ways: in a food processor or by hand. If you are using a food processor, simply add all the ingredients to the bowl and mix until smooth.
No food processor? No problem. Add the ingredients to a medium bowl and mash them with a fork or potato masher. The sauce won’t be as smooth, but it will still taste good.
Taste the sauce and add more salt if necessary. Then enjoy it right away or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a day.
Suggested Avocado Sauce Servings
My favorite way to use this avocado sauce is on tacos. Julia calls it specifically in her roasted cauliflower tacos recipe, but it would work well with those sweet potato tacos, roasted veggie tacos, or mushroom tacos too.
It would also be a fantastic dip for homemade taquitos, sweet potato fries, or a veggie quesadilla. Do you have any leftovers? Spread it on a black bean burger for a splash of crisp flavor.
More favorite sauces for tacos
If you like this avocado sauce recipe, check out Simply Julia! Then try one of these tasty sauces for tacos:
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped
- 1 large handle fresh coriander, finely chopped
- 3 soup spoons fresh lime juice
- 3 soup spoons Mayonnaise*
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Place the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, mayonnaise and salt in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth. If your sauce is too thick, add water, ½ tablespoon at a time, to dilute it to the desired consistency. Season to taste with more salt if needed.
If you don’t have a food processor, place the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, mayonnaise and salt in a medium bowl, and use a fork or potato masher to mash until that the ingredients are combined. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add water, ½ tablespoon at a time, to dilute it to the desired consistency. Season as desired.